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July 19, 2024 Blog

By: Philip Powell, NTIA’s Federal Program Officer for Arkansas and Oklahoma

As we celebrate Disability Pride Month and the 34th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it’s crucial to recognize the achievements, contributions, and resilience of individuals with disabilities. This month serves as a reminder of the importance of inclusivity and accessibility in every aspect of our society, especially in the digital realm.

July 18, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today awarded more than $20.5 million to Michigan to implement their Digital Equity Plan. Michigan is the second state to receive funding through the $1.44 billion State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, one of three Digital Equity Act grant programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  

July 18, 2024 Press Release

Connecticut Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $144 Million

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Connecticut’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

July 18, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Wednesday filed, on behalf of the Biden Administration, in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) creation of a narrowly tailored Internet routing security reporting requirement.

July 18, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted on a proposal that would require mobile providers to unlock customers’ cell phones within 60 days of activation. NTIA has advocated for such a policy for over a decade, both with the Library of Congress and the FCC.

July 17, 2024 Press Release

Rhode Island Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $108 Million

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Rhode Island’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

July 16, 2024 Press Release

Hawaii Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $149 Million 

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Hawaii’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

July 11, 2024 Blog

By Jill Springer, Senior Advisor, Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, NTIA

High-speed Internet service connects and builds communities, accelerates economic progress, and enhances public service capabilities. Installing broadband infrastructure can be complex due to permitting processes and regulations that may influence the availability of public rights-of-way, poles, conduits, ducts, and other necessary facilities.

July 10, 2024 Press Release

Maryland Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $267 Million

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Maryland’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

July 08, 2024 Press Release

Indiana Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $868 Million

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Indiana’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

July 01, 2024 Blog

By: Sarah Salgado, Broadband Program Specialist, Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth  

Generations before us built infrastructure such as electricity, water, and sewer systems to serve everyone in America. Now, it is our generation’s turn to connect everyone in America to the tools they need to thrive in the modern digital economy through reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet service. Achieving this ambitious goal requires the development of middle mile infrastructure.

July 01, 2024 Blog

By: Alan Davidson, Assistant Secretary of Commerce & NTIA Administrator  

The importance of the multistakeholder system of Internet governance was on full display last month in Kigali, Rwanda during the ICANN80 High Level Government Meeting (HLGM) and Policy Forum. I was delighted to lead the U.S. Delegation to the HLGM, participate in ICANN’s forum, and meet with leaders from around the world in support of that multistakeholder system.

June 27, 2024 Blog

What Pride Means to NTIA

Each June, Pride Month provides an occasion to celebrate progress made by the LGBTQI+ community and reflect on the work that remains to create a more equitable future.

June 26, 2024 Press Release

Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program to Launch in Coming Weeks

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today awarded more than $9 million to Nevada to implement their Digital Equity Plan. Nevada is the first state to receive funding through the $1.44 billion State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, one of three Digital Equity Act grant programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.  

June 25, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has accepted Digital Equity plans from American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

June 24, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON – A project funded by a $24 million high-speed Internet grant from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) broke ground in Reno, Nevada today.  

June 20, 2024 Press Release

WASHINGTON - The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently released a new report highlighting federal investments in high-speed Internet programs.

June 18, 2024 Speech/Testimony
I’m happy to be here on behalf of NTIA to celebrate the collaboration and technical work on spectrum sharing that brings us together today.
June 17, 2024 Press Release

Two States Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $1.2 billion

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Kentucky and Maine’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.  

June 13, 2024 Press Release

Two States and Puerto Rico Requested Access to BEAD Funds Totaling Over $2 billion 

WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has approved Illinois, Oregon, and Puerto Rico’s Initial Proposals for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, a cornerstone of the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Internet for All” initiative.